Realistic (fiction), 1,353 words, Level S (Grade 3), Lexile 990L
Searching for the Loch Ness Monster is a story about Skye and Ross, who go on vacation to Scotland with their parents. The youngsters thought they were too old to search for an ancient sea serpent in the deep, dark waters of Loch Ness. But as they drove the length of the large lake, questions began to emerge, and their parents decided to take an informative boat ride with a local expert. As the family listened to her tell about Loch Ness and why many people believe the legend to be true, the kids began to ask questions, not realizing that they were becoming interested. The book incorporates many facts about the lake and its legend. Photographs and a map support the text.
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